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Reptar – Three Shining Suns [Music Video]

Reptar‘s new album (Body Faucet) is phenomenal, but I think my favorite song from it is “Three Shining Suns.” It captured my attention from the first time I got to stream the album, and to this day it hasn’t lost one bit of its touch. I’m a bit late on this one, but the music video has been released, and though it’s a bit odd, what else can be expected from Reptar? It reminds me a lot of that scene in Now and Then when they went into the graveyard at night. That always scared the shit out of me when I was younger. This might even be scarier.

I don’t want to lose you, don’t want to let you go. We fit together so well, fold in to folds.

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Reptar – Body Faucet [Album Stream]

As we wait for the official release on May 1 (my birthday, woo!), Reptar is kind enough to let us stream the full album in its entirety via this adorable little YouTube video. From now until then, I’ll be listening to this, and then I’ll go find a local record store and buy this album on vinyl. That’s what a good person I am. And that’s how much I love Reptar, and this album.

Eat this shit up, you little brussel sprouts.

Related: Sunset Interview with Reptar

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Reptar Interview with Sunset in the Rearview

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Reptar came across my radar last year when I got an email from a trusted source with their EP, Oblangle Fizz, Yall, which ended up being dubbed one of the best EPs of 2011 by Sunset, and hit single “Stuck In My Id” was named Best Song of 2011 by yours truly. Ever since then, I pretty much drool at the thought of Reptar. I probably dream of them nightly, particularly the gingers in the band. I’m actually dating all four of them. It’s an interesting relationship, and it might only exist in my head, but the fact is…it exists somewhere, and that’s what matters. So I sat down with one of my boyfriends, William, and asked him some really weird questions about Reptar. We talked about everything from their new album, video games, which Rugrats character he relates to the most, who he’s listening to right now, his choice of superpower, and what he thinks about having two gingers in his band.

Some of the audio quality is pretty poor and it’s pretty choppy in certain places, so I apologize for that…I’m still working on how to optimize these audio interviews that are done over the phone. For now, enjoy this Reptar interview. Oh and forgive me for lying when I said I had one question left. I wanted to keep talking to him! #Reptar4Life

MP3: “Stuck in my Id” – Reptar

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Reptar – Orifice Origami

New Reptar!

As if to convince more people that they are weird, Reptar has named a track “Orifice Origami.”

It’s true. They just released this one via their Facebook page. And, believe it or not, the song plays like most other Reptar songs: super funky fresh and catchy to the max. Sorry for that description. But really, I’m listening to a song called “Orifice Origami,” so give me a break. You can stream/download the track below and look out for Reptar’s debut album Body Faucets on May 1st.

Download “Orifice Origami” HERE.

[via The Chuckness]


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Tape Tuesday: We are the universe.

This Tape Tuesday features an eclectic assortment of music. It starts out with probably the best opening track from any album this year. Then, it moves into the endlessly catchy title track (kind of) by tree, only to be taken up a notch with the strangely unknown Skizzy Mars track, “Meant for Me,” which I think is one of his best songs yet. After another relatively unknown track, the mix takes a more folksy tone with a Matt Longo track (thanks to an email from him, which I almost didn’t open). Leading up to the interlude (edited by yours truly), the songs become more indie rock. Each song in this middle section of the mix is uniquely catchy. At least, I think so. ‘We are the universe.’ then ends with two haunting tracks from powerful female vocalists followed by an intense love (but also kind of hate) song that will make you want to square dance or some shit.

Also, I would like to shout out Lydia and Jordan for hitting me up with some of my favorite tracks of the month. I would also like to thank Charlotte Wilder for illustrating the awesome cover art.

No sun revolves around you only, how could you think that you’re lonely? Our universe is vast but gravity will hold you back and overcoming obstacles is easy when you got control.

  1. Frankie Rose – Interstellar
  2. tree – Universal (ft. Ariel Thiermann)
  3. Skizzy Mars – Meant for Me
  4. Mikey Mike – If I Ain’t Stopped Lovin’ You by Now (Chainsaw Love, Pt. 4)
  5. Matt Longo – Level-Headed Man
  6. Raider – Lady, Lady
  7. The Griswolds – Mississippi
  8. Imagine Dragons – It’s Time
  9. Reptar – Sebastian
  10. San Cisco – Rocket Ship
  11. Fixers – Another Lost Apache
  12. Fixers – Iron Deer Dream (RAC Remix)
  13. The Lumineers – Ho Hey
  14. Imagine Dragons – Tokyo
  15. Made in Japan – What It Is
  16. Lady Danville – Operating
  17. M83 – M83’s Interlude
  18. Chairlift – Met Before
  19. Charli XCX – Stay Away
  20. Alexander Rybak – Fairytale

DOWNLOAD ‘WE ARE THE UNIVERSE’ HERE



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Reptar – Sebastian

It’s no secret that Reptar is one of Sunset’s favorite bands. They released one of our favorite EPs last year with Oblangle Fizz Y’all and are now looking to steal 2012 with their debut album Body Faucet. “Sebastian” is the album’s first single, and it features everything we love about Reptar: their quirkiness, their constant irreverence, and their innate pop sensibility. Also, they have the coolest band website ever created. Listen/download “Sebastian,” and check out the tracklist of Body Faucet below.

Download HERE.

Tracklist:

1. Sebastian
2. Please Don’t Kill Me
3. Isoprene Bath
4. Orifice Origami
5. Houseboat Babies
6. Natural Bridge
7. Ghost Bike
8. New House
9. Thank You Gliese 370 b
10. Sweet Sipping Soda
11. Three Shining Suns
12. Water Runs

Body Faucet will be everywhere on May 1st, 2012 via Vagrant Records.

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Top Mixtapes & EPs of 2011 : Sunset in the Rearview

Sunset's Best Mixtapes and EPs of 2011

This is awkward. I don’t know what to say here. I mean, 2011 was a great year for music. You know that. Justin Bieber started rapping. How could it not be a great year for music?

As you scroll through this list, I hope you actually read whatever stuff I wrote. I mean, I usually find myself just looking at other blogs’ posts instead of actually reading them, so I understand if you just want to skip ahead to the music. Just know that I’m like you: I love good music. Hopefully as you read my short reviews, you’ll hear my words echo your thoughts, and you’ll be able to relate to them. Even more importantly than that, however, I hope you consider each of my choices carefully and judge it on your own grounds. The goal of this list is to share. Hopefully, it’ll add some new music to your collection, while starting arguments animated discussions about your favorites of the year down below.

 

Hit continue reading to see the lists and hear a sample from each mixtape and EP.

 

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Reptar – Sebastien [Neon Gold TV Exclusive]

New Reptar!

Look how happy these guys are–even Ron Weasley. So amaze, y’all.

Here at Sunset we love Reptar.  You want proof? We put them on two separate mixtapes (here’s the first and the second). We’ve (more specifically, Lydia) compared them to Vampire Weekend, and we (more specifically, Lydia) get really weird around their music. But hey, Reptar is a movement. It’s about spreading love and being weird. Take a look at their newest song “Sebastien” and an acoustic version of Oblangle Fizz Y’all’s “Phonetics” below as part of a Neon Gold TV exclusive.

“When I don’t have sandwiches, it means that I’m depressed, and I really want a sandwich.” -Reptarz


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Reptar – Context Clues [Video]

Reptar Context Clues

This video is so perfect; first time I heard Reptar I felt like my ears were being gracefully flooded with funky, colorful, catchy, artsty, hipster music. So like, whatvr. It’s like, cool and shit. Whatever. Reptar. Coffee, leggins, unitards, sigh, whatever. Skateboard to Reptar.

Reptar – Context Clues from Reptar Music on Vimeo.

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Tape Tuesday: Songs for an Actress

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Oh my Bruce Almighty, please acknowledge Zooey Deschanel on the cover. Take your time, too. I don’t care if you’re a girl or a boy. Zooey transcends genders. Needless to say, I had fun making this.

Now, let’s talk about the mixtape. It’s kinda long at 26 songs, but it’s really really good. The tape is named after a Hoodie Allen song of basically the same name and kind of tells a story that culminates at the lyrics, I think I finally know what I want / I want to be two places at once. Sound interesting enough? I recommend that you download it in its entirety. Preview some tracks below.

DOWNLOAD ‘SONGS FOR AN ACTRESS’

Tracklist:

01. King Charles – Love Lust

02. The Tough Alliance – Something Special

03. TEACHERS – Gold

04. Said The Whale – Out on the Shield

05. Givers – Ceiling of Plankton

06. Mando Diao – Dance with Somebody

07. ANR – It’s Around You

08. Reptar – Stuck in my Id

09. Little Red – Forget about Your Man

10. Hoodie Allen – Song for an Actress

11. Tokyo Police Club – Favorite Colour (PUNCHES Remix)

12. Foster the People – I Would Do Anything for You

13. The Dø – Too Insistent

14. Sufjan Stevens – All for Myself

15. The Weeknd – The Birds (Part 1)

16. Hugo – 99 Problems (Jay-Z Cover)

17. Girls – Magic

18. Summer Camp – Better Off Without You

19. Jens Lekman – An Argument with Myself

20. Gotye  – Somebody that I Used to Know (ft. Kimbra)

21.  The Lighthouse and the Whaler – Under Mountain, Under Ground

22. Team Me – Me and the Mountain

23. Mount Auburn – Something New

24. St. Lucia – All Eyes on You

25. The Sound of Arrows – M.A.G.I.C

26. Keepaway – Yellow Wings

DOWNLOAD ‘SONGS FOR AN ACTRESS’

Songs for an Actress Back Cover

I forgot track 13 on this cover on purpose, because it’s unlucky? Will people actually believe that?

Arjun || Twitter

 

 

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Reptar Announces Fall Tour Dates

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My latest band obsession is Reptar. If I could ask for one thing, it’d be that their latest EP, Oblangle Fizz, Y’all!, was never-ending.

The band has announced its fall tour dates, and from what I hear, they’re really a spectacle to see live. I’d hop on that if I were you. I might have to make a trip to see them if I can’t end up making it to ACL. Hit the jump to see the dates.

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Reptar – Oblangle Fizz, Y’all [EP Review]

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I trust just about any band that is on Vagrant Records, so when I received Oblangle Fizz Y’all EP by Reptar yesterday, I immediately downloaded it. I thought to myself, alright…really weird EP title, but hey – maybe I can be down with it. The first song came on and I was taken aback. WOAH. Funky. Weird. Unexpected. Wait…this singing…is really good. Um woah…did they just pull some Baba O’Riley synths? They did. Alright. Let’s get real. This group is absurd. They’re for fans of Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective, and maybe even Future Islands. Oblangle Fizz Y’all starts off pretty fast and wacky, but as the EP progresses, they come down to Earth a bit more. Still sure to throw some curveballs, though, that make your ears perk up and put a little jiggle in your step, Reptar is covering all bases between electronic, pop, and prog-rock.

What I might like best about these guys is that they’re incredibly experimental. At times I can’t tell the difference between their vocals and their instrumentals. My favorite song on the EP was probably “Context Clues,” as it featured heavy vocals, which I definitely have a liking for. It was hard to choose, though. Despite being a short collection, this EP brought a lot to the table. It’s a blend of old school electronics and samples and neo-pop sprinkled with contagiously energetic hooks. Something tells me that Reptar is just flexing its muscles with Oblangle Fizz Y’all, and we’re soon to see some heavy lifting from these four guys.

MP3: “Context Clues” – Reptar

EP Rating: 9/10

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